Law / Liberty

NSA ‘Systematically Moving’ All Its Data to The Cloud
Servers
NextGov | The National Security Agency has moved most of the mission data it collects, analyzes and stores into a classified cloud computing environment known as the Intelligence Community GovCloud. The IC GovCloud is a single...
Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data in win for privacy
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CNET | The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of digital privacy. In a 5-4 decision on Friday the justices decided that police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for trials. The Supreme Court reversed and...
Ex-CIA employee charged in major leak of agency hacking tools
Hacking
MySanAntonio | Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a former CIA employee with violations of the Espionage Act and related crimes in connection with the leak last year of a collection of hacking tools that the agency used for spy...
One Woman Who Knew Her Rights Forced Border Patrol Off a Greyhound Bus
Greyhound
ACLU | On June 7, Tiana Smalls, whose Facebook profile describes her as owner of Fire Flower Beauty Company, was riding a Greyhound bus from Bakersfield, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. As the bus approached an agricultural...
Comey Broke From FBI Procedures in Clinton Probe, Watchdog Finds
Comey
Bloomberg | Former FBI Director James Comey “deviated” from FBI and Justice Department procedures in handling the probe into Hillary Clinton, damaging the law enforcement agencies’ image of impartiality even though he wasn’t...
Online shoppers can now be forced to pay sales tax
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APNEws | WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial...
Armed civilian kills gunman, stops shooting spree at Walmart in Washington state
OregonLive | A gunman who opened fire inside a Tumwater, Washington, Walmart and injured at least two people during carjacking attempts was fatally shot by one of two armed civilians confronting him Sunday evening, according to...
Unable to Ban Guns, Lawmakers Want to Weaponize the ATF Against Gun Dealers
Guns
Reason.com | What's a politician to do when it's clear that people will vigorously resist attempts to restrict their lives? Well, you could empower government officials to arbitrarily punish anybody who might help them exercise...
U.S. Intelligence Community Wants To Use DNA For Data Storage
DNA
ActivistPost | The U.S. intelligence community wants to unlock more efficient ways to store troves of data humans generate every day, and it believes inside DNA is the storage area, NextGov reported. The Intelligence Advanced Research...
California Man Has Home Raided, Guns Confiscated After Trying to Register Firearm
Guns
FreeBeacon | A California man had his home raided, guns seized, and will appear in court this week to face a dozen state felony charges after attempting to register a rifle in accordance with state law. Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann...
Parkland students going on nationwide bus tour to register voters, call out NRA donation recipients
March for our lives
TheHill | The student survivors of the Parkland school shooting are going on a national bus tour across this summer to register young people to vote and highlight recipients of National Rifle Association (NRA) donations, BuzzFeed...
British Judge Says Kitchen Knives Are Too Sharp: Filing Them Down Will Stop Stabbing Epidemic
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SHTFPlan.com | This is a look into the future of the United States.  Although the anti-gun nuts in the US are focusing on 'assault weapons' those in the United Kingdom want to curb knife violence in their anti-gun utopia by 'filing...
Haspel secures enough Senate support for confirmation as CIA director
Politico | Gina Haspel on Tuesday locked in the necessary support to become President Donald Trump's next CIA director, winning over three crucial Democratic senators as she disavowed the spy agency’s past use of brutal...
Rand Paul asks Haspel if she knows of any CIA surveillance of Trump
Rand Paul
Politico | Rand Paul has one last question for CIA director nominee Gina Haspel: Was she at all involved with any surveillance of President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign? The Kentucky senator sent Haspel a...
Public university prohibits ‘harsh text messages’
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TheCollegeFix | School also forbids ‘rumors’ and ‘embarrassing pictures’ As part of its code of conduct, a public university in Alabama prohibits its students from sending “harsh text messages,” a policy that has earned it the worst...
Department Of Homeland Security Compiles List Of All Bloggers, Journalists, & "Social Media Influencers"
EndoftheAmericanDream | Many were hoping that once Barack Obama was out of office we would see less of this Big Brother surveillance nonsense, but instead it seems to be getting even worse. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security has just...
Supreme Court rules for Colorado baker who wouldn't make same-sex wedding cake
Supreme Court
CNBC | The Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to a Christian baker from Colorado who refused for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. The justices, in a 7-2 decision, faulted the Colorado Civil...
After pointlessly groping countless Americans, the TSA is keeping a secret watchlist of those who fight back
TSA
LATimes | "I need a witness!" exclaimed the security screener at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Because I had forgotten to remove my belt before going through a scanner, he explained, I must undergo an "enhanced...